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Regional Economic Communities

The RECs and their member countries are directly responsible for the implementation of the PIDA priority projects, as facilitated by the AUC, NEPAD Agency and AfDB. By co-ordinating their actions with regional specialist bodies, the RECs are ultimately accountable for the efficient and speedy implementation of projects.

The regional economic community CEEAC-ECCAS aims to achieve collective autonomy, raise the standard of living of its populations and to maintain economic stability through harmonious cooperation. Its ultimate goal is to establish a Central African Common Market.

Address:

Secrétariat général de la CEEAC
BP : 2112 Libreville
GABON

 

Contact Details:
Tel:
  • 00 241 44 47 31
Fax:
  • 00 241 44 47 32
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CEN-SAD was established on 4th February 1998 following the Conference of Leaders and Heads of States held in Tripoli (Libya). The Community has partnership agreements with many regional and international organizations to promote common and shared action focussing on political, cultural, economic and social issues. 

Address:

CEN-SAD Secretariat
P.O.Box 4041
Place d'Algeria
Tripoli/Libya

 

Contact Details:
Tel:
  • (00218) 21 3614832
  • (00218) 21 3614832
Fax:
  • (00218) 21 3343670
  • (00218) 21 333216

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa is a free trade area with nineteen member states stretching from Libya to Swaziland. COMESA was formed in December 1994, replacing a Preferential Trade Area which had existed since 1981.

Address:

COMESA Centre,
Ben Bella Road,
P. O. Box 30051
Lusaka - ZAMBIA

Contact Details:
Tel:
  • +260 211 229725/32
Fax:
  • +260 211 225107
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The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organisation of the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The EAC aims at widening and deepening co-operation among the Partner States, inter alia focussing on political, economic and social issues for their mutual benefits. To this extent the EAC countries established a Customs Union in 2005 and a Common Market in 2010.

Address:

East African Community Headquarters
EAC Close
Off Afrika Mashariki Road
P.O. Box 1096
Arusha, Tanzania

 

Contact Details:
Tel:
  • +255 27 2162100
Fax:
  • +255 27 2162190
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The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS/CEDEAO) is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial matters, social and cultural matters. The ECOWAS Commission and the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development, more often called “The Fund” are its two main institutions designed to implement policies, pursue a number of programmes and carry out development projects in Member States.

Address:

101, Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro District
P.M.B. 401 Abuja, Nigeria

 

Contact Details:
Tel:
  • (234) (9) 4604 0483
Fax:
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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Eastern Africa was created in 1996 to supersede the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD). In 1983 and 1984, the six countries Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda took action through the United Nations to establish an intergovernmental body for development and drought control in their region. The State of Eritrea became the seventh IGAD member after attaining independence in 1993. The 1996 revitalised IGAD has a new organisational structure and expanded areas of activity covering different fields of regional cooperation.

Address:

IGAD Secretariat
Avenue Georges Clemenceau
P.O. Box 2653 Djibouti
Republic of Djibouti

 

Contact Details:
Tel:
  • +253-21354050
Fax:
  • +253-21356994
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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is an inter-governmental organization headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana. Its goal is to further socio-economic cooperation and integration as well as political and security cooperation among 15 southern African states. 

Address:

SADC House
Plot No. 54385
Central Business District
Private Bag 0095
Gaborone
Botswana

 

Contact Details:
Tel:
  • +267 395 1863
Fax:
  • +267 397 2848
  • +267 318 1070
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The first Conference  of Maghreb Economic Ministers in Tunis in 1964 established the Conseil  Permanent Cunsultatif du Maghreb (CPCM) between Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and  Tunisia, to coordinate and harmonize the development plans of the four  countries as well as intraregional trade and relations with the EU. The UMA/AMU was then founded in 1989.

Address:

73, Rue Tensift Agdal Rabat - Morocco

Contact Details:
Tel:
  • +212 537 6813 71/72/73/74
Fax:
  • +212 537 681 377
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